Children & Care

Our family solicitors are based in Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Sandy and attend Courts throughout the region in cases related to child care.

What You May Face

We are aware that child care proceedings can be traumatic. The Local Authority will seek to suggest that your children have suffered significant harm or are at risk of doing so and you may be confronted by many serious allegations which you dispute.

The Police may be involved. Your children may be removed from your care.

Things may move quickly and you may not fully understand the process, or you may feel excluded and that you have not been treated fairly.

How We Can Help

Our family solicitors will aim to assist and guide you in these difficult times.

We have significant experience in and detailed knowledge of the child care process.

We will, when required, attend Gateway Meetings and, if the Local Authority commence formal Court proceedings, can represent you at Court.

Your participation is important. We feel strongly that your views should be expressed and taken into account but, equally, will offer robust advice. We will guide you through the legal and factual complexities and ensure that you fully understand and participate in the process.

Denise Higgins and Sonia Topiwala both have Children Law Accreditation (formerly known as the Children Panel). This gives you the reassurance that you have a knowledgeable and highly experienced lawyer on your side.

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In 2013, our team also achieved an ‘Excellence’ rating from the Legal Services Commission, recognising that the advice and service that we provide our clients is of the highest level.

We understand how important your children are to you.

Contact our family solicitors 

To discuss your requirements, please contact a member of our team in in one of our four offices:

Bedford
Tel: 01234 270600
Email: familybedford@woodfines.co.uk
 
Cambridge
Tel: 01223 411421
Email: familycambridge@woodfines.co.uk
 
Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 202150
Email: familyMK@woodfines.co.uk
 
Sandy
Tel: 01767 680251
Email: familysandy@woodfines.co.uk
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